Felting process The Soft World

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by rubbing, condensing and pressing woolen fibers with hot water and soap.

Felt making is one of man’s first handicrafts, and the oldest way of making fabric. It started in Central-Asia and North-East Asia (Mongolia), as soon as human beings started to domesticate sheep. The first people made their tents, rugs and clothes from felt, and in some areas, nomads still do.